April 14, 2020

Here is an image of a new painting that I have been working on.  It follows the last three paintings in feel--more open space with patches of color.  I am experimenting with different shapes of color painted during the process of creating the original paintings that go to make palette-triangles. 

In this painting the shapes of color are rectangular. In previous palette-triangle paintings the color patches were varying sizes of dots.

I am finding that the resulting finished paintings are affected by different color shapes and patterns created during the making of original palette-triangle-paintings.

December 3, 2018

 Blue/Green with Stripes and Blue with Stripes are seen here side by side as companions.

August 29, 2018

Blue with Stripes is made up of contrasting color stripes on a ground of blue. The stripes create a rhythm of their own, receding and advancing.

August 14, 2018

Here is a detail of a new painting, Blue with Stripes, that I have been working on for the last few months.  

For this painting the palette-triangles began with a base of inked lines. While a wash of blues was still wet, I painted in soft pastels.

When laying out the palette triangles I began to add bands of contrasting color.

April 25, 2018

Okay.  While creating this painting I have been debating about the title.  At first it was Yellow/Shade, but that was not working.  Then, Yellow/Umbra, and that too didn't work for me. So now the new title is Umbra.  I think this works.  Titles for my paintings can be an agonizing process.  Usually a title or a sense of a title germinates as a painting is created.  

Even though Umbra has a yellow cast to it, for me, it is full of shadows. The color yellow does not suggest shadow, quite the opposite; but for me, Umbra has an underside or interior that is cast in darkness.

February 24, 2018

Here are details of a new painting that I am working on. The color in this painting is a departure from the blues of the Nocturnes I am usually drawn to.

I began experimenting with an under-layer of "writing" in Nocturne at Five (the painting created before this one). The "writing" is a counter point to the direction of color application. 

May 12, 2017

In the horizontal format, Chroma with Black Veil reads very differently than when viewing it in the square format.  A narrative is created when viewingChroma with Black Veil horizontally.

April 16, 2017

Both Chroma. Gray. and Chroma. Cool Blue. just sold! It is very gratifying to see the two paintings set in a space seemingly designed just for them.

April 5, 2017

Chroma with Black Veil (in 4 parts) can be arranged either as a square (as seen here) or as an horizontal.

The use of a lamp black layer or veil, covers some color, while at the same time intensifies and unites.

June 2, 2016

Working on a commission poses some hurdles. In this case, the commission is based on another one of my paintings. So how do I find a way back into the process for that painting? And because work simply evolves, how do I approach the new work? 

After much thought, I felt the only way into this commission was through color. After preparing the initial palette-triangles and arranging them on the surface, I needed to rely on the process-- the process of responding or reacting to each palette-triangle and building upon that continuous response.

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